The first Wonder Woman 1984 trailer will reportedly release in December. Prior to the release of the original Wonder Woman movie in 2017, the DCEU franchise wasn't necessarily in the best place. The property's two 2016 offerings, Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad, were financially successful, but divided critics and audiences. As a result, there was a lot of pressure on Wonder Woman to not just deliver at the box office, but also be a quality film and give fans reason to be hopeful for DC's future on the big screen.
To that end, Wonder Woman was a tremendous success. Receiving widespread praise, the origin story was one of the biggest hits of the year, bringing in $821.8 million worldwide. Warner Bros. wasted no time in green-lighting a sequel, which is set for release in June 2020. Since Gal Gadot is now the face of the DCEU (with Ben Affleck leaving Batman and Henry Cavill's uncertain Superman future), the studio is definitely hoping Wonder Woman 1984 can continue the DCEU's newfound hot streak. Time will tell if the actual film will live up to expectations, but soon fans will get a taste of what to expect.
According to Trailer Track, the first Wonder Woman 1984 trailer will debut during Comic Con Experience in São Paulo on December 8. The expectation is it will be officially released online shortly after, so it can be attached to screenings of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker over the holiday season. Check out the tweets in the space below:
The panel will be live streamed on Twitter, Star Wars is out in a couple week, and Spider-Man was a last minute plan change... So it's almost definitely coming online https://t.co/gImrC12dIh— TrailerTrack (@trailertrack) October 21, 2019
This lines up with what Wonder Woman 1984 director Patty Jenkins stated over the summer, when she said the sequel's full marketing campaign would kick off this December. So, this isn't the most surprising development, but it's still nice to have a firm date in place fans can look forward to. Even though Wonder Woman 1984 wrapped back in December of 2018, promotion isn't going to begin for another couple of months due to the release date change. Remember, it was originally going to premiere this fall, but was pushed back to summer 2020 in order to give Jenkins extra time to finish the picture. The shift also allows the studio to replicate the conditions of the original Wonder Woman's release, which seems like a sound strategy.
Since the Wonder Woman 1984 trailer will arrive about six months before the movie, this will almost assuredly be of the teaser variety, relying more on tone and atmosphere than providing a general outline of the plot. It will be interesting to see if any details about Steve Trevor's mysterious return are revealed. On paper, that sounds like something the filmmakers would want to save for the premiere, but it may be difficult to market Wonder Woman 1984 without at least skimming the surface of the topic. Elsewhere, perhaps the trailer will provide first glimpses of new characters, like Kristen Wiig's villainous Cheetah.
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